You weren’t afraid of no ghosts!!

Our guests were not afraid of no ghosts nor a burger on a black bun in October, and we’ll call that a big YES for our Burger of the Month Program.  We were thrilled to team up with Chad Carlson of the Carlson Manor in Lacombe for this goulishous “Trick or Treat Burger” with $2 from every burger sold in October going directly to the Lacombe Food Bank.

Chad is passionate about Halloween, it was even written into his wedding vows, and he’s been putting together spooky Halloween displays for the community to enjoy for more than ten years (5 in Lacombe, 6 in Stony Plain), always supporting his local food bank.  It seemed like the perfect opportunity to showcase his hard work and crank up the support for our local food bank, especially during these challenging covid times.  Chad was quick to adapt to the covid challenges, moving his typically indoor haunted house to an outdoor display this year.

Just how do you find a passion for Halloween?!  We asked Chad…

With an October birthday, I’ve always found Halloween to be such an extra fun and exciting time of year.  In my youth I found a passion for theatre, graduating high school from the Victoria Performing School of Arts in Edmonton.  Now, as an adult and parent, I love that I have found a way to combine aspects of the two through the Haunt while giving back to the community.  For us the Food Bank has been an easy choice.  We want to teach our kids ways to be grateful for what they have and the importance of giving to others.  What better way to do that than with something tangible like food that they can see, relate to and even help deliver.”

Chad’s “Trick or Treat Burger” included a sirloin beef patty, pepper bacon, smoked cheddar, deep fried pickle chips, beefsteak tomatoes, maple balsamic ketchup, leaf lettuce, and onion on a garlic butter toasted black squid ink bun with a candy worm!

Your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program means $1514 was donated to the Lacombe Food Bank today, plus A TRUCK LOAD of food that the Carlson’s collected at the Manor!

Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $65,000 to local charities over the past 45 months!  THANK-YOU!

November’s Burger of the Month is the “HURRY HARD!” Burger, created in collaboration with local curling legend Colin Hodgson of Team Mike McEwan.  It includes a grilled bison patty, mixed greens, beefsteak tomatoes, house made saskatoon berry jam, savory peanut butter, 2 strips of pepper bacon, garnished with a fried onion ring with chipotle aioli on a toasted brioche bun!  $2 from every burger sold will go directly to Colin’s charity of choice – KidSport!

 

For more information contact:

Millie Snow

Manager

Lacombe Food Bank

403.782.6777

 

 

Chad Carlson

Oct BOTM Guest Chef

Carlson Manor

780.405.7238

carlsonchad@hotmail.com

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

From L-R: The Carlson’s; Milo, Chad, Jarita and Lennon and “The Trick or Treat Burger”.  It included a sirloin beef patty, pepper bacon, smoked cheddar, deep fried pickle chips, beefsteak tomatoes, maple balsamic ketchup, leaf lettuce, and onion on a garlic butter toasted black squid ink bun with a candy worm!

 

 

Hurry…… HURRY HARD!!

BEHOLD! 💥our November Burger of the Month – “𝙃𝙐𝙍𝙍𝙔 𝙃𝘼𝙍𝘿!” 🥌🍔
Grilled MSW Farms Bison patty, mixed greens, Gull Valley Greenhouses beefsteak tomatoes, house-made Saskatoon Berry Jam, Savory Peanut Butter, 2 strips Pepper Bacon, garnished with a fried Onion Ring and Chipotle Aioli on a toasted Brioche Bun!
Created in collaboration with guest chef Colin Hodgson! A curler on the national stage, and Colin is from Lacombe!
$2 from every Burger sold goes towards Colin’s charity of choice -KidSport Red Deer! ❤️
This is going to be one TASTY MONTH!

This never gets old…

$65,000+ to local charities over the past 44 months

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ALL BECAUSE OF YOU!

There were fist and elbow pumps all around in September as many families slid back into a little normalcy. Many kids were jacked to see their friends again and “The Back to School Burger” was a great way to celebrate the longest spring break in history!

Crestomere Junior High School Teacher Rory Whitbread studied his ingredient list long and hard as he helped create the perfect burger to slide into fall with.

Rory was keen to utilize local ingredients, even sourcing honey from Crestomere School. $2 from every burger sold in September is going directly towards Rory’s charity of choice,

Lacombe & District FCSS PASS Program.

The Pass Program (Program Admissions Sport Subsidy) allows local families facing financial hardship access to local recreational programs in the City and County of Lacombe, increasing their well being and community involvement. FCSS knows that children who are involved in activates (Sport/Drama/Art/Clubs etc.) are more connected to the community. Children who are more connected do better in school, are more confident and feel less alone. Last year the program helped 29 local children play!

Given his career in teaching, his experience as a community coach and being a father of 3, Rory understands the benefits of extracurricular activities for kids. He wanted to support a program that ensures all kids have an opportunity to participate in activities outside of school, “we have been thrown some curve balls this year. Many families have been limited in their abilities to pay for school supplies and play in community sports. FCSS PASS program is an incredible community boost to help those in need and ensure everybody gets back in the game!”

Your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program means $1138 was donated to Lacombe FCSS’s Pass Program today.

THANK YOU for your ongoing support of our Burger of the Month program!

BOO! Our new October Burger of the Month!

BEHOLD ? OUR NEW Burger of the Month for October!
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Created with local guest chef Chad Carlson (and family!)

4oz sirloin beef patty, 2 strips pepper bacon, smoked cheddar, deep fried pickle chips, Gull Valley Growers beefsteak tomatoes, maple balsamic ketchup, leaf lettuce, and onion on a garlic butter toasted ????? ????? ??? ??? ? with a candy worm!

* $2 from every Trick or Treat Burger sold goes directly to the Lacombe Food Bank ❤️ which the Carlson’s love to support with their Carlson Manor haunt ?

AMAZING local charity, an incredible family, and one of our most FUN and interesting Burgers yet!
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Celebrating August in giving back to the MS Society!

BAM! ? August was the month to celebrate all things summer, to soak in the sunshine, and “The Pineapple Smash” was the perfect patio burger!
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Adam Nachbaur of Snake Lake Brewing Co. was the mastermind behind this backyard burger which included a grilled chicken breast, pineapple, pineapple teriyaki sauce, smoked gouda, jalapeño, tomato, pickle, lettuce, Kettle Crunch jalapeño chips, and pineapple jalapeño aioli on a brioche bun!
$2 from every burger sold and thanks to the amazing support of our friends at Snake Lake Brewing – $1 from every Snake Lake pint ? sold in August is going directly towards Adam’s charity of choice, the MS Society of Canada – Central Alberta Chapter.
Adam’s Mom suffers from MS, he also lost a Grandfather to the disease, so its been a part of his life for as long as he can remember. He was keen to help support anyone dealing with MS and their family members who are also navigating the disease.
Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. On average, 11 Canadians are diagnosed every day. MS is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). It’s an episodic disease which means the severity and duration of the illness and disability varies, with unpredictable effects.
Your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program means $1698, plus another $150 from our friends at Snake Lake Brewing Company, for a grand total of $1848 was donated to the Central Alberta MS Chapter to help with the work they do providing information, support and advocacy to people affected by MS, and funding research to find the cause and cure for the disease.
Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $65,000 to local charities over the past 43 months! THANK-YOU!
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For more information contact:

Beth Patton Collier

Senior Coordinator, Development

MS Society of Canda

403.529.6797 ext 6810

Beth.pattoncollier@mssociety.ca

 

Adam Nachbaur

Guest Chef

August BOTM

403.505.3349

adam@snakelake.beer

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

Back To School – and another Burger of the Month too!

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MSW Farms Long Horn Beef Patty, Smoked Cheddar, Gull Valley Growers Beefsteak Tomatoes & Butterleaf Lettuce, Pickles, sliced Onion, Honey/Apple/Bacon Jam, and Dijonaise on a toasted Potato Roll!
Created in collaboration with Guest Chef Rory Whitbread, with $2 from every Burger going directly towards the

Lacombe & District FCSS “PASS” program – which helps families facing financial hardship access recreational activities in Lacombe ❤️❤️❤️
Proud of this Burger also because it showcases so many amazing locally sourced products including Longhorn Beef from MSW Farms, Gull Valley Growers Tomatoes & Butterleaf, Honey from

Crestomere School, and Norland Apples from Lacombe Composite High School EcoVision program! ???
Excited for this month, and at the same time – sending LOVE and support for parents, teacher’s, bus drivers, educational assistants and more as we enter this school year. Thank you to everyone in education for doing what you do!
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QR Codes!

In an effort to reduce the amount of paper we use, we now have handy-dandy QR CODES on our tables and strategically placed around the restaurant! ?
We’ll be handing out limited paper menus, and ask you to scan with your ? to check out our “EATS” food menu or “DRINKS” to see our current craft beer on tap & 200+ in the fridge/cellar, cocktails, wines, mead, and craft spirits on our back-bar! ???
Still honoring requests if you require more menus for those without smartphones or for our elderly guests.
Thank you for helping us be more eco-friendly! ♻

July Burger of the Month gives to the Reading College

Heck Yeah!  Support for our beloved Burger of the Month Program is back better than ever in this new normal as everyone makes the best of summer and stops in to support our community program which is truly a labour of love!  “The Rogie” was more than a handful to eat, but so many of you were up to the challenge in July!

Becky Murray helped provide the creative juices for this messy stack which included a ground chuck Alberta beef patty, perogies, sliced bratwust sausage, sautéed onion and bacon, parmesan aioli and sour cream on a pretzel bun!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly towards Becky’s charity of choice, the Reading College, a program of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.

Becky was grateful her son had the opportunity to participate in the program this summer, with a firm belief in the importance of literacy to set kids up for success.

Reading College returned for its 9th year in July and although it was delivered virtually this year, they still lived up to their promise of the ‘best summer ever’ for 50 Grade 2 students.  The literacy rich program helps struggling readers, inspiring them to read and write, and be successful in Grade 3 and beyond.  Program Coordinator Elvy Goring points to the importance of that Grade 3 benchmark “third grade reading levels are one of the best predictors of high school graduation”.

Your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program means $1499 was donated to the Reading College today to help support the literacy programming they offer free of charge to families thanks to incredible community support and local donors.

Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $65,000 to local charities over the past 42 months!  THANK-YOU!

August’s Burger of the Month is “The Pineapple Smash”, a grilled chicken breast, sliced pineapple, pineapple teriyaki sauce, sliced smoked gouda, jalapeño, tomato, pickle slices, iceberg lettuce, Miss Vickie’s jalapeño chips, and a pineapple jalapeño aioli on a brioche bun! Adam Nachbauer of Snake Lake Brewing Co. helped inspire this summer stack, with $2 from every burger sold going to his charity of choice, the MS Society – Central Alberta Chapter.

 

 

For more information contact:

 

Larissa Spendiff

Community Relations

The Foundation of RDPS

403.342.3751

Larissa.spendiff@rdpsd.ab.ca

 

Becky Murray

Guest Chef

July BOTM

403.392.5999

beckyamurray@gmail.com

 

 

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

August Burger of the Month!

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Grilled Chicken Breast, Sliced Pineapple, Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce, Sliced Smoked Gouda, Jalapeño, Tomato, Pickle Slices, Iceberg Lettuce, Kettle Crunch Jalapeño Chips, and a Pineapple Jalapeño Aioli on Brioche Bun!

Created in collaboration with local guest Chef Adam Nachbaur with $2 from every burger sold going directly towards MS Society of Canada – Central Alberta Chapter ❤️

Paired PERFECTLY with Sylvan Lake’s own Snake Lake Brewing Co. Sidewinder IPA!

The recipient of our Hospitality Scholarship

This is Scott.

He was just chosen as the recipient for our Donald & Clare Burns Hospitality Scholarship. This $1500 Scholarship is offered every year to someone on our team who work at Moe’s Pizza and Cilantro and Chive – to anyone attending post-secondary education with hospitality at their core.

Scott has overcome incredible obstacles to get to where he is today, and we have been very fortunate to have him on our team here at Cilantro and Chive for the better part of the last 4 years. To see people grow, change, evolve, and want more for themselves, and especially go get an education is a big reason why we do what we do.

I’m Jason Burns, the General Manager at Cilantro and Chive, and the man behind the scenes on social media. My Mom and Dad pledged their lives to serving their community, and everyone that they knew were lucky to have them impact their lives in a positive way. They are the reason why I got into the hospitality industry to begin with and I am extremely proud to have Scott honor their memory.

We are so proud that Rieley and Kim are continuing the scholarship this year despite all of the challenges with this pandemic. Because encouraging our team to achieve more for themselves and impact this community is a legacy my family and all of us here are extremely proud of – and important now more than ever.

THANK YOU to all of our amazing scholarship submissions, and all the best to our team for their futures!

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